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  • Mayor Villaraigosa joins Chabad to illuminate the City of Angels

    December 10, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined West Coast Chabad, city officials and community leaders on Friday to usher in the Festival of Lights by illuminating the historic Katowitz Menorah at LA City Hall.  The 27th annual ceremony at LA City Hall took place on the landmark Spring Street...

  • Spectator - Once Upon a Menorah

    By Tom Tugend

    December 22, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    A three-foot dancing dreidel and a visiting Holocaust survivor recall the ageless tales from a fresh perspective, when PBS station KCET airs "Chanukah Stories" on Dec. 24 and 25.

    The heroes of the animated film, "Moishe's Miracle," is 8-year-old Zackary Maccabee, known as Zak Mak to...

  • The Circuit

    By Gaby Wenig

    January 22, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Dollars for Access

    The Jewish Community Foundation awarded a $7,500 grant to the Access Center of OPCC (formerly the Ocean Park Community Center). The money will be dedicated to maintaining the project's critical core programs to assist homeless youth, adults and families. The...

  • Chanukah Rights

    By Amy Klein

    December 18, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Growing up, I was one of the few children that did not receive Chanukah presents. My family gave gelt, the money that children traditionally receive on the holiday while gambling over the game of dreidel, the spinning top.

    My parents wanted to make the holiday as different from...

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  • Move Over Frosty, Here Comes Fran

    By Sharon Schatz Rosenthal

    December 11, 2003 | 7:00 pm

    Fran Drescher doesn't remember receiving Chanukah presents as a child.

    "With the Dreschers, [Chanukah] was all about the food," laughed the actress who is best known for her role in TV's "The Nanny," which aired from 1993-99. "Nothing was as important as the chocolate dreidels and...

  • Candle in the Night

    By Paul Franklin Stregevsky

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    For Chana, the Festival of Lights had begun in personal disaster. She had just lit her first candle when her phone rang. It was Martin, the East Coast "catch." Like her, Martin was modern Orthodox -- observant, but game for a good movie. Last week had marked their second date. It was...

  • Another Oil Miracle

    By Judy Zeidler

    December 5, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time to recall the miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago, and celebrate the discovery of the small amount of oil that burned for eight days, the amount of time needed to prepare pure oil from the local olive trees to rekindle the...

  • Another Oil Miracle

    By Judy Zeidler

    November 21, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah, the Festival of Lights, is a time to recall the miracle that occurred more than 2,000 years ago, and celebrate the discovery of the small amount of oil that burned for eight days, the amount of time needed to prepare pure oil from the local olive trees to rekindle the...

  • Serious Play

    By Rabbi Shawn Fields-Meyer

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    We call it the Festival of Lights, but Chanukah starts in a very dark place.

    It begins with two stories, each very serious. One tells of a severely outnumbered band of Jews who fought a powerful enemy for religious freedom. And there's the other, even more painful tale of Jew vs....

  • Jingle Bell Rock

    By J.D. Smith

    December 13, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    A 27-year-old Jewish woman named Amy goes to see her grandmother.

    "Bubbe," she says, "I'm getting married!"

    "That's wonderful, darling. So, tell me ... what's he like? Is he Jewish?"

    "Yes, Bubbe, he's Jewish. He keeps the Sabbath."

    "What else? How old is he?"

    "Well, Bubbe, he's a...

  • Stolen Chanukah

    By Rabbi Avrohom Czapnik

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    As we prepare for the start of Chanukah this Sunday night, with menorahs, dreidels, presents and latkes, I wonder if we realize that Chanukah was stolen.

    Hopefully, we will enjoy the Festival of Lights -- the candlelighting, family time, delicious foods, and, yes, even the gelt and...

  • Lovely Light

    By Marlene Adler Marks

    December 2, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Chanukah begins this evening, and not a moment too soon.

    When my daughter was young and the sun rose and set on her every lesson with alphabet and equation, I bemoaned any gap between Christmas and the Festival of Lights. The closer, the better, if you ask me. How better to illustrate...

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